Get Involved

Get Involved

Become a First Teacher Volunteer

They say it takes a village to raise children & this continues to be true. At First Teacher, we thrive on interacting with our community. Although we haven’t been able to do such for some time, we hope to get back to our Family Times, BlockFest, parenting classes, and more this fall. Volunteering at FT not only gives you a community connection, it gives you a space to contribute to future generations. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, caregiver, or someone who believes in enriching the community, we’d love to have you. Many hands make light work! Our Executive Director, Karen, would love to connect with you! Email her at or call 360-681-2250. We look forward to moving our community forward together!

Make a Tax Deductible Donation

Parenting Matters Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization (Tax ID # 94-3239604). Our mission is to help parents do an excellent job as their child’s First Teacher. Much of the funding for our organization comes from grants, service clubs, area school districts, fee for service, individual donations, and other sponsorships. We are a United Way of Clallam County partner agency. Your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by law in support of 501(c)3 charitable organizations. Please consult your tax advisor.

Copies of our 990 form can be viewed by visiting GuideStar ( and registering. This is a free service.

Start a First Teacher Program in Your Area

First Teacher is a program of Parenting Matters Foundation, a non-profit organization. We consult with school districts or programs to individualize the program for your area and population. Cost varies depending on numbers served.

First Teacher publishes 11 issues per year, in English and Spanish, geared for parents of kids not yet in school (pregnancy to kindergarten). We individualize the newsletter for your area or for smaller groups, can just provide our “generic” newsletter that has non-area specific parenting articles.

Parenting Matters Foundation will work to create a database of families of young children not yet in school in your area. We consult and cooperate with school districts to create the database. We make contacts with community agencies and other groups to promote First Teacher, provide “display” copies for area pediatricians, health departments, children’s clothing stores, or any other places desired. No wording.

We are happy to provide a quote and are able to work with groups of any size and have a variety of options to meet your needs.

Individual Subscription – $20/year.

Digital Survey

We need you! Tell us how the First Teacher newsletter helps you and your family! All answers for this short survey are anonymous.